Falls: Fall from platform
Person(s) have fallen from the work platform. They may have been ejected from the work platform as a result of the MEWP movement.
Falls: Fall from height (not platform)
Person(s) have fallen from another structure (roof, tree).
Falls: Slipped, tripped, fell from same level
Slipped, tripped, fell from same level
Contact: Collision - contact with an object or person
Contact: Bump - person walks into object / machine
Contact: Crushing, trapping, pinching
Fingers, hand, body crushed or pinched in machine or components, for example between the wheel and extending structure, between the scissor arms, between the folding guardrails.
Person’s upper body/head trapped or crushed between the work platform and an external structure, following movement of the MEWP (travel or elevation).
Contact: Hit by falling object
The MEWP has been struck by an external object for example a tree branch, sign or a part of the building under construction/destruction.
Contact: Hit by vehicle or machine
The MEWP has been struck by another moving machine, for example a truck, car, train, gantry crane or forklift.
Contact: RTA vehicle accident
Road Traffic Accident (RTA)
Electrical: Electric shock
Electrocuted following contact with electrical current resulting in fatality.
Electrical: Fire / explosion
The MEWP or MCWP catches fire or materials or structures adjacent to the platform catch fire. A battery or other explosive material in or adjacent to the MEWP has caused an explosion. Electrical short and burnout.
Loss of stability of the MEWP, so that the MEWP has overturned or partially overturned. A MEWP classed as partially overturned will be resting on an external structure or not have all the necessary ground points in contact with the ground.
Stability: Loading / unloading tipover
The MEWP has fallen or tipped over during loading or unloading on to the transport vehicle.
Stability: Ground condition instability
Stability: Machine sinking
Personal: Fluid injection / exposure to harmful substances
Personal: Manual handling
Personal: Using hand tools
Personal: Using power tools
Personal: Inadequate safety equipment
Safety equipment including clothing, fall protection harness and lanyard
Personal: Unsafe situation (describe in comments)
For example signs, machine guards and supports were not used or in place. Manoeuvring the machine on inadequate ground. Machine placed in an unsafe configuration or position.
Machine: MEWP inoperable mechanical / technical
The MEWP is inoperable or cannot be used safely owing to mechanical breakdown or failure of technical/pre-use inspection.
Machine: Environmental damage
Machine: Theft of machine
Machine: Theft of components